El Perro Del Mar (a.k.a. Sarah Assbring) last released an album (Pale Fire) in 2012, and has only occasionally dipped back into music since the birth of her son.
Speaking to Vogue about the video/track, Assbring says: “One of my absolute clearest aims was to distance myself from the kind of common Western sound of today. I just feel like I need something that stands out, something that makes me stop and say, ‘What is this? I don’t recognize this.’”
Inspired by “totally only listening to Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Indian pop music for the last three years", the song sees Assbring "finding a means to communicate and find solidarity among people.”
Speaking about Kokoro, the record from which "Breadandbutter" is taken, Assbring adds: "We wanted to create a culture of our own, both costume-wise and ritual-wise. I think of it as a Dadaistic way of expressing a wish of coming together - just pure and incorrupt beauty, as in a dreamlike state. A beauty orgy.”